NASA & ESA / Acknowledgement: A. Riess (STScI)
I'm reading a book by Hugh Ross called, "Why the Universe Is the Way it Is." It is a fascinating book; I'm learning so much. The most fantastic thing I've learned so far is that we are in one of the few areas of space where we can look up and see the stars. Isn't that strange and amazing?
Mr. Ross writes, "Researchers, who believe in a personal Creator (and many do), thank their maker for Earth's placement in one of the darkest regions of the universe."
Not just this galaxy, but the universe!
He goes on to say, "Not only are the quantities and locations of the various kinds of dark stuff exactly what advanced life needs, but because of Earth's dark cosmic location, the lights of the universe don't blind us or limit our view. Astronomers can see virtually all of the heavens' wonders, including the entirety of cosmic history."
"This visibility is possible because Earth resides in a very dark place. In fact, Earth's solar system resides in the darkest part of the Milky Way Galaxy's life-habitable zone. And the Milky Way resides in the darkest life-habitable region of its galaxy cluster, which occupies the darkest lifel-habitable region of its supercluster of galaxies."
The point of this is that almost anywhere else in the universe you could not study the heavens as we do. The galaxies, nebulae, star clusters etc. would be so bright we couldn't see past them. Even the other planets in our solar system are not too bright to block our view. We are in the most perfect place for God to show us his creation. I find this amazing and wonderful.
Thank you God, for putting us in the perfect place to see your handiwork in the heavens.
"The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they reveal knowledge.
They have no speech, they use no words;
no sound is heard from them.
Yet their voice goes out into all the earth,
their words to the ends of the world."